FHSM VP-321
Megacephalosaurus eulerti (Schumacher, B.A. et al., 2013)

Taxonomy

Specimen Info

Kingdom
Animalia
Genus
Megacephalosaurus
Phylum
Chordata
Species
eulerti
Class
Reptilia
Author
Schumacher, B.A. et al.
Order
Plesiosauria
Year
2013
Family
Pliosauridae
Collected by
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Collected
1950-10-01
Identified By
Sternberg, G.F.
Date Identified
1950-11-12
Type
Number of Pieces
1
Description
Skull; Complete Skull, ; Skeleton; Partial Skeleton,

Locality

Lithostratigraphy

Country
United States of America
State/Province
Kansas
County
Russell
Remarks
Information withheld. Please contact FHSM for detailed locality information
Group
Colorado
Formation
Greenhorn
Member
Zone
Bed
Local Fauna

Chronostratigraphy

Biostratigraphy

Earliest Era
Mesozoic
Latest Era
Mesozoic
Earliest Period
Cretaceous
Latest Period
Cretaceous
Earliest Epoch
Upper
Latest Epoch
Upper
Earliest Age
Turonian
Latest Age
Turonian
Lowest Zone
Highest Zone

Publications (3 of 8)

Albright, L.B., Gillette, D.D., Titus, A.L.. 2007. Plesiosaurs from the upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Turonian) Tropic Shale of southern Utah, Part 1: new records of the pliosaur Brachauchenius lucasi. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27:31-40
Everhart, M.J., . 2009b. Probable plesiosaur remains from the Blue Hill Shale (Carlile Formation; middle Turonian) of north central Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 112:215-221
Everhart, M.J., Darnell, M.K.. 2004. Occurrence of Ptychodus mammilaris (Elasmobranchii) in the Fairport Chalk Member of the Carlile Shale (Upper Cretaceous) of Ellis County, Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science , 107:126-130
Liggett, G.A., Shimada, K., Bennett, S.C., & Schumacher, B.A.. 2005. Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) reptiles from northwestern Russell County, Kansas. PaleoBios, 25:42995
Schumacher, B.A., . 2008. On the Skull of a Pliosaur (Plesiosauria; Pliosauridae) from the Upper Cretaceous (Early Turonian) of the North American Western Interior. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 111:203-218
Schumacher, B.A., Carpenter, K. & Everhart, M.J.. 2013. A new Cretaceous pliosaurid (Reptilia, Plesiosauria) from the Carlile Shale (Middle Turonian) of Russell County, Kansas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 33:613-628
Schumacher, B.A., Everhart, M.J.. 2005. A stratigraphic and taxonomic review of plesiosaurs from the old "Fort Benton Group" of Central Kansas: a new assessment of old records. Paludicola, 5:33-54
Madzia, D., Sachs, S., Lindgren, J. 2018. Morphological and phylogenetic aspects of the dentition of Megacephalosaurus eulerti, a pliosaurid from the Turonian of Kansas, USA, with remarks on the cranial anatomy of the taxon. , :1-16